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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Calbourne : War Memorial -

Location

On the village green near All Saints Church, Calbourne, Isle of Wight, PO30 4JQ.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21730  
 
Historic England Listing Status

The War Memorial is Listed at Grade II.
 
Isle of Wight Council Local Listing Status

The War Memorial has been included in the list of structures of Local importance held by the Isle of Wight Council (June 2008).
 
Description and history

Designed by Sir Arthur Temple Felix Clay (1842-1928), a barrister and amateur landscape and portrait artist.
Made and erected by T & J Ellery of Ryde.
A Hopton Wood stone cross on a Portland stone base.
Paid for by public subscription, costing just over £200.
Unveiled and dedicated on Sunday 3rd October 1920 by Laura, Lady Simeon, and the Rev Dr L D Tugwell, rector and rural dean of West Wight.

Memorial

Calbourne : War Memorial
 
Calbourne : War Memorial and Church
 

Isle of Wight County Press, 9 October 1920 (part of report)
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND
IN MEMORY OF
CALBOURNE MEN WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

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names as given below
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ALSO OF THOSE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WAR OF
1939 - 1945

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names as given below
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Names recorded
WW I names  
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WILLIAM CAKE, STOKER P.O., R.N. CWGC record ...
ALBERT WILLIAM SAUNDERS, CPL, R.G.A. CWGC record ...
WILLIAM BRINE, BDR, R.G.A. CWGC record ...
HENRY COOPER, CPL, 22ND COY R.E. CWGC record ... Buried in All Saints Churchyard
GEORGE FREDERICK BROWNE, PTE, (QUEEN'S) R.W. SURR. RGT. CWGC record ... Buried in All Saints Churchyard
JESSE BRINE, PTE, SOM.L.I. CWGC record ...
JAMES JONES, PTE, 2ND HANTS REGT. CWGC record ...
HERBERT EDWIN WHITTINGTON, SGT, I. OF W. RIFLES CWGC record ...
FRANK BRETT, RFN, I. OF W. RIFLES CWGC record ... Biography
ALBERT EDWARD DOWNER, BUGLER, I. OF W. RIFLES CWGC record ... Biography and photographs ...
OLIVER CHARLES HARDING, RFN, I. OF W. RIFLES CWGC record ...
LEONARD EDWARD PUNCH, PTE, LABOUR CORPS CWGC record ...
ARTHUR WHITTINGTON, SGT, R.E. CWGC record ... Biographical information
GEORGE EDGAR WHITTINGTON, 2/LT, K.R.L. RGT. CWGC record ... Biographical information
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WW II names
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G.L. BARNET, A.B., R.N. CWGC record ...
W.F. HOLBROOKE, GNR, R.A. No CWGC record Wilfred Henry Holbrook was a gamekeeper who lived at The Temple, Calbourne. On his Death Certificate his date of death is given as 1 February 1941, aged 22. He is listed as Gunner 1497757 Royal Artillery. He died of TB at the Sanatorium at Middleton in Yorkshire (West Riding).


Others associated with Calbourne not named on Memorial :

Frank Westbrook LOVETT CWGC record ... Ship's Chief Cook, R.N. H.M.S. Kent. Son of Samuel and C. Lovett; husband of Ellen Lovett, of 14, Shearer Rd., Buckland, Portsmouth, England. Born Calbourne, Isle of Wight. Died 5 April 1916.
John William SALMON-KEARN CWGC record ... Pte., Hampshire Regt. Born in Ryde. Son of John and Elizabeth Georgina Salmon-Kearn, of North Park Cottage, Calbourne, Newport, Isle of Wight. Died 16 September 1916.
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Additional research by Ian Broad of Shalfleet
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Page last updated 27 May 2014 (added biography for F Brett)


 
 

 
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